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Pablo Fornals (Midfielder)

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Pablo Fornals

Castellon, Spain
Squad Number: 18
Position: Midfielder
Born: 22nd Feb 1996 (Castellon, Spain)
Signed: 14th Jun 2019 (£24,000,000)
Contract: 5 years
Previous Club: Villareal

KUMB Awards: None.

The attacking midfielder joined West Ham in the summer of 2019, having previously been linked with the likes of Barcelona and Arsenal.

Fornals arrived in London for a fee of ?24million - the second highest transfer fee ever paid by West Ham at the time.

 

vs Sheffield United

0-1: Friday, 10th January
(Played 6 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Lanzini) He was introduced too late. It would appear Moyes sees him as one of the two to support the striker, but he may have offered the energy in midfield that Noble couldn't.

vs Gillingham

2-0: Sunday, 5th January
(Played 20 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Snodgrass) A smashing cameo from a player who is improving with every performance. Scored the goal that put the tie to bed.

vs Southampton

1-0: Saturday, 14th December
(Played 90 minutes)

Like Snodgrass, he understood the limitations of his role in a 4-4-2, yet did brilliantly to create chances and get into positions for his own.

vs Arsenal

1-3: Saturday, 7th December
(Played 90 minutes)

Fornals is continuing to work harder than anyone else in the forward positions, his touch is getting better and he set up the goal wonderfully. Let down by the rest of the side, who don't match his application.

vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

0-2: Wednesday, 4th December
(Played 90 minutes)

Looks more settled, working hard and starting to find his rhythm on the ball. Had the best West Ham shot of the game and produced a perfect pass for Snodgrass's chance.

vs Newcastle United

2-3: Saturday, 2nd November

Did not play.

vs Sheffield United

1-1: Saturday, 26th October
(Played 12 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Noble) Scurrying around as he does, his ball across the goal was fantastic.

vs Crystal Palace

1-2: Saturday, 5th October
(Played 22 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Lanzini) Did little to influence a game that the man he replaced also struggled in.

vs Bournemouth

2-2: Saturday, 28th September
(Played 67 minutes)

Worked hard and his energy was useful in the first half. Involved in some good move, but he is still just a little way off being good. Lanzini's cameo showed what he's missing.

vs Oxford United

0-4: Wednesday, 25th September
(Played 90 minutes)

Not the player for a game requiring physical prowess.

vs Manchester United

2-0: Sunday, 22nd September
(Played 90 minutes)

He didn't really make big contributions, but his influence on the game was in his hard work all over. He did the yards in the middle to give Noble an easier game, made up ground to get to Haller, got across the width of the pitch in attacks too. That off the ball play is encouraging, as the sharpness will come on it.

vs Norwich City

2-0: Saturday, 31st August
(Played 2 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Anderson) Few minutes but he ran hard and had a few nice touches.

vs Newport County

2-0: Tuesday, 27th August
(Played 90 minutes)

Missed a big chance and floated around aimlessly at times, but really good work for his goal. Still seems a little bit off where he needs to be, lacking some sharpness.

vs Watford

3-1: Saturday, 24th August
(Played 12 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Anderson) Quietly into the game late on to little impact.

vs Brighton & Hove Albion

1-1: Saturday, 17th August
(Played 77 minutes)

Off the pace of the league so far. An extra touch here or there that isn't needed.

vs Manchester City

0-5: Saturday, 10th August
(Played 45 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Antonio) Looked a bit lost, certainly not adapted to the pace of the Premier League, and he came on against a charged up City. As rude an awakening as you can get, he'll need time to get used to it. Quite anonymous.

vs Athletico Bilbao

2-2: Saturday, 3rd August
(Played 45 minutes)

Always looking to make something happen. Scored United's second. He looks like a great addition to the squad.

vs Hertha Berlin

5-3: Wednesday, 31st July
(Played 60 minutes)

Just about the best player on the park. Scored a lovely goal and looked lively throughout.
Pablo Fornals did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Fornals did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Fornals did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Fornals did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Fornals did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Fornals did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Fornals did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Fornals did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Fornals did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Fornals did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Fornals did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Fornals did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Fornals did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Fornals did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Fornals did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Fornals did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Fornals did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Fornals did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Fornals did not play for West Ham during this season.